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Windows 7: What is bloatware

23 Dec 2010   #11
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Toshiba is good at having their version of Windows stuff.. For example notifications, things that need your attention...

Out damn bloat!


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23 Dec 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DancingmadRB3 View Post
Well in my opinion Windows itself is bloatware, especially when it comes preinstalled on a computer as it comes with even more junk you dont need, or eat up space for BS OEM files.
In a standard windows 7 install you need at least 20GB alone for the OS, and that is not including updates or any apps you may need installed.
What the heck is all that space used for anyway, what data files for all the fancy window effects?
For me bloatware is something that likes to chew up space for no reason, 7 is no exception.
Well, that was one of my points. People complain that it uses 20GBs on their disk, but most of the systems you buy these days come with a 500GB disk (or at least 320GB) - so does it eally matter?
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23 Dec 2010   #13
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I think all the criticism of bloatware is bloated. Granted theres trialware and stuff one has no use for- but given the time we spend tweaking, tuning, customizing and generally examining our respective computers, its a small deal to uninstall a few needless programs. As for registry entries and leftover folders, apps like CCleaner do a pretty good job- in any case the registry has 1000s of entries and a few redundant ones are immaterial. And remember, bloatware has a commercial side too- it brings down the final cost for the end-user.
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23 Dec 2010   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I think all the criticism of bloatware is bloated.
Agreed.

I'll also add "bloatware" is in the eye of the beholder. One man's bloatware is another's treasure.
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27 Dec 2010   #15
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
..."bloatware" is in the eye of the beholder. One man's bloatware is another's treasure.
Same with women.
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27 Dec 2010   #16
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Not common now, but in the day all new computers had AOL...ended up deleting the folders to get rid of it....
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